After difficult negotiations and discussions, against the backdrop of a worsening epidemiological situation in the country, new measures were announced today to combat the spread of coronavirus, mainly concerning unvaccinated citizens.
Today EODY announces a new anti-record – 6,700 cases of COVID-19 infection have been registered in Greece over the past 24 hours. Given the complexity of the situation, the government is introducing new restrictions. Health Minister Thanos Pleuris announced the decision on the measures introduced from Saturday, November 6:
All unvaccinated public and private sector workers must take two tests weekly (at their own expense); access to banks, shops, hairdressers and bodies providing public services is possible only with a certificate of vaccination, a certificate of the coronavirus transferred within the last 6 months, or after presenting a negative express test or PCR test (PCR). Exceptions are grocery stores, churches, pharmacies; control will be strengthened in shops and catering establishments. Fines are increasing – for non-compliance with the measures, the owner will have to pay up to 5,000 euros, and the work of the store will be suspended for 15 days. It is planned to inform the public about violators; fines will be applied at sports venues where measures to curb the spread of coronavirus are not followed.
The Minister of Health noted:
“We are in the midst of a pandemic. The state has taken all measures to protect, the possibilities that exist are final. The measures were discussed by an expert commission of 33 people who enjoy recognized authority and universal recognition. We thank them.”
Mr Thanos Pleuris announced that the 3rd dose vaccination platform will open on Friday 5 November for anyone over 18 years old and 6 months have passed since the last dose of vaccination or illness.